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stressor

 [stres´or]
any factor that disturbs homeostasis, producing stress.

stressor

(strĕs′ər)
n.
An agent, condition, or other stimulus that causes stress to an organism.

stressor

A general term for any factor that increases a person’s mental or physical stress; virtually all stressors can be described as related to environment (e.g., inadequate housing) or personal (e.g., health related, sexual, social or related to work).

stressor

A thing that ↑ mental or physical stress–eg, environment, housing, personal, sexual, social, work related. See Stress management Psychology A noxious physical or mental trigger that compromises mental function and control. See Stress.

stres·sor

(stres'ŏr)
psychiatry Any event or situation that induces emotional distress in a given patient.

Stressor

A stimulus or event that provokes a stress response in an organism. Stressors can be categorized as acute or chronic, and as external or internal to the organism.
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Second leading cause of stress was social related stressor 51.4% while academic and teaching and learning related stressors were equally affecting the students of DPT 45.2% and least affecting stressor was group activity related with 41.8%.
ARS common stressor identified to cause moderate level of stress.
[10,11] Sustained elevation of BP due to stressors can lead to baroreceptor resetting, and hence, hypertension.
According to Flores, whether there is plenty of fish or not, fish are forced to go to shores because of environmental stressors, hence, it is wrong to say that the closed fishing season automatically results in fish abundance.
Results--A taxonomy of 15 categories of broad practice-related stressors and 40 subcategories of more specific practice-related stressors was developed.
Table 4: Multiple regression test of cynicism on stressor
Table 1-Percentage Reporting Academic, Interpersonal, and Developmental Stressors, and Chi Square Results for Binged in Last Month by Stressor (A = 250) % yes [chi square] (df) Academic Stressors Academic concerns 70.8 1.39(1) Unrealistic course expectations 26.4 2.33 (1) Concern about grades 60.4 0.02(1) Interpersonal Stressors Relationships 32.0 5.03* (1) Interpersonal conflicts 16.0 4.02* (1) Conflict in a living situation 22.0 6.38* (1) Developmental Stressors Separating from family 11.2 6.08* (1) Balancing academic demands with 54.4 0.97(1) other priorities and distractions Making decisions about the future 54.0 0.58(1) Note.
The ratio of entropy damage from relaxation (State 1) to stressor task (State 2) relative to the entropy damage during the process from relaxation (State 1) to recovery (State 3) is termed as aging-ratio.
In line with this suggestion, scholars claim that the effect of work stressors (i.e., work-related antecedents) on their outcomes could be influenced by coping strategies (i.e., individual-related antecedents) [10].
Higher performance expectation of self and others, delayed start of research work, and consumption of time because of lengthy coursework were found to be the significant stressor for many students especially among DBA students.
Another implication is that cognitive appraisal, specifically perceived control, mediates the relationship between perceived intensity of an acute stressor and the athlete's coping style.
The third most common stressor was workload with a total mean score of M = 3.8, specifically excessive workload that cannot be finished during working hours (M = 4.25).